Written by Katherine Harroff, in collaboration with Soroya Rowley, Patrick Young, Karen Knierman, the ASU School of Theatre, Film, and Dance, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and the Mars Space Flight Facility. 

Directed by Katherine Harroff

Performances: September 12th- September 28th   

Performance Times:  Thursday-Saturday @8pm, Sunday @4pm 

Circle Circle dot dot is proud to present the first production as the 2014/15 La Jolla Playhouse Resident Theatre Company!


In the year 2044, GlobalCom Venture Capitals, an American corporation, has developed the first interactive resort experience on Mars.  Red Planet Respite is the story of the flagship crew (a mismatched team of scientists and celebrity billionaires), sent to test the luxurious resort intended for the socially elite.  When an unexpected phenomenon takes place in the universe during the voyage, the clashing troop is forced to face consequences and psychological extremities they could never prepare for. San Diego Community-Based Theatre Company Circle Circle dot dot developed this original Sci-Fi farce with the Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration as well as the School of Theatre, Dance, and Film.   

This production was originally developed in a four-month residency at Arizona State University where company members Katherine Harroff and Soroya Rowley interviewed on-campus NASA Scientists for inspiration on Circle's latest community-based original play.  Red Planet Respite is inspired by the stories, opinions, and personalities of the participating Astrophysicists as well as collaborative contributions from ASU's School of Theatre, Film and Dance, and now the cast and creative team of the current San Diego production. 

"I cannot wait to bring this new work to San Diego audiences, and am very proud to launch our residency with La Jolla Playhouse with such a unique, hilarious, and thoughtful examination of what may lie ahead for the future of Space Exploration as well as our humanity." - Katherine Harroff, Playwright & Director of Red Planet Respite.

*Adult themes and language are used in this production. 


The Cast of Red Planet Respite includes:

Kevane La'Marr coleman, Jyl Kaneshiro, Patrick Kelly, Justin Lang, Caitlin Ross, Soroya Rowley, and Jacque Wilke